T-Mobile Unveils the T-Mobile G1, 1st Android Phone

Posted by at 1:25 pm on September 24, 2008


T-Mobile announced the international launch of the worlds first Android-powered mobile phone in partnership with Google. Available soon only for T-Mobile customers spanning two continents, the T-Mobile G1 combines full touch-screen functionality and a QWERTY keyboard with a mobile Web experience that includes the popular Google products that millions have enjoyed on the desktop, including Google Maps Street View, Gmail, YouTube  and others.

We are proud that T-Mobile is the first operator in the world to launch an Android-powered mobile device,  said Christopher Schläffer, group product and innovation officer of Deutsche Telekom.  Since 2005, Google has been an established partner in T-Mobiles groundbreaking approach to bringing the open mobile Internet to the mass market. With the T-Mobile G1, we are continuing our strong tradition of being pioneers in the world of the open Internet.

Cole Brodman, chief technology and innovation officer, T-Mobile USA, said,  The Internet and the mobile phone are both indispensable tools for our hectic lives, but only a fraction of us access the Web on our phones. The T-Mobile G1 is our opportunity in the U.S. to accelerate the mass adoption of the mobile Web, by unleashing Google innovation with a unique software experience that mobilizes the Google services hundreds of millions of consumers rely on every day.

Increasingly, connectivity does not just mean a phone call, but rather access to the worlds information,  said Andy Rubin, senior director of mobile platforms for Google.  Todays news signifies an important first step for the Open Handset Alliance: With Android, weve opened the mobile Web not only for millions of users, but also to mobilize the developer community that understands the next most important platform in the world rests in the palm of our hand.

With a fun and intuitive user interface and one-touch access to Google Search, the T-Mobile G1 is also the first phone to provide access to Android Market, where customers can find and download unique applications to expand and personalize their phone to fit their lifestyle.

T-Mobile customers in the U.S. have the opportunity to pre-order the T-Mobile G1, in limited quantities, beginning today at  www.T-MobileG1.com  and be among the first to experience this game-changing phone.

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